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Another effluent leak from CUSECS Pump 3 reported fourth leak in last five months

Cuddalore, May 13, 2005: Another effluent leak from CUSECS Pump 3 has been reported in SIPCOT Cuddalore. According to SACEM monitors, effluents from CUSECS pump 3 leaked for about four hours on the night of May 11, Tuesday. Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals and SPIC Pharma empty their effluents into CUSECS Pump 3.

According to workers from CUSECS, the leak was caused because of a fault in the pipeline. The pump operator said that he had made several complaints regarding the poor condition of the pipelines to CUSECS authorities, but no action was taken. SACEM has filed a complaint with the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board.

This is the fourth effluent leak from CUSECS pump, so far this year.

Date of leak Source
24 February 2005 CUSECS 2
23 March 2005 CUSECS 2
1 April 2005 CUSECS 3
11 May 2005 CUSECS 3

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Another effluent leak from CUSECS Pump 3 reported fourth leak in last five months
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